Movies like Southland Tales

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Southland Tales (2006)
 5.3
 39K
Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
Style: enigmatic, surreal, cynical, allegory, mind bending, futuristic, ridiculous, funny, thought provoking, bad ending ...
Plot: time travel, end of the world, apocalypse, alternate reality, memory, surrealism, surveillance, drugs, mad scientist, prophecy, split personality, chaos, future dystopia, smuggling, dishonesty, distopia, dark humor, life is a bitch, porn star, postmodernism, brutality, post apocalypse, satire, terrorist, catastrophe ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s, year 2008, year 2005
Place: los angeles, texas, afghanistan, middle east, nevada, southern california, california ...

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Most similar movies to Southland Tales

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, visually appealing, interesting and thought provoking films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, gun, murder, technology and distopia mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Southland Tales: Strange Days (1995), Equilibrium (2002), V for Vendetta (2006), The Box (2009), Watchmen (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 72K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspense, cerebral, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, murder, violence, conspiracy, distopia, rape, white male black female relationship, haunted by the past, uncover truth, police brutality, law enforcement ...
Time: future, year 1999, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.4
 328K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, philosophical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, utopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, cyberpunk, rebellion, post apocalypse, dystopic future, gunfight, society, totalitarianism, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
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100%
 8.2
 1.1M
V for Vendetta (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, philosophical, stylized, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, distopia, fighting the system, revenge, freedom, vengeance, society, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, masked vigilante, superhero ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, england, britain, big ben london, europe
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100%
 5.6
 92K
The Box (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million ...
Style: mind bending, enigmatic, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: moral dilemma, conspiracy, mystery, alien, human nature, experiment, psychology, decision, life & death, supernatural, research, mysterious character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, langley virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 546K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: neo noir, bleak, suspense, brutal, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, alternate reality, conspiracy, parallel world, superhuman powers, moral dilemma, good versus evil, masked vigilante, human nature, distopia, hidden identity, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1940s, year 1985, year 1940 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, los angeles, antarctica ...
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 6.0
 66K
The Signal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, mind bending, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, road trip, alien, alien contact, secret laboratory, computer hacker, cyborgs, alien invasion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, supernatural, life turned upside down, technology ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: nevada, usa
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100%
 6.7
 31K
Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, intellectual, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, memory loss, espionage, conspiracy, distopia, disorder, brainwashing, dystopic future, uncover truth, hidden identity, mysterious character, dishonesty ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 302K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, intellectual, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, genetics, future dystopia, utopia, discrimination, paraplegic, philosophy, eugenics, society, outer space, space travel ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, detroit, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 444K
Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, space station, utopia, distopia, class conflict, dystopic future, outer space, post apocalypse, cyborgs, ecological disaster, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, south africa, usa
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100%
 6.3
 109K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspense, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, time travel, memory loss, amnesia, frame up, time machine, time, changing the past or future, betrayal, chase, technology, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle
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100%
 7.4
 571K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, thought provoking, tense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, hitman, time paradox, changing the past or future, cyberpunk, destiny, sent to the past, escape, chase, distopia, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: shanghai, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, philosophical, suspense, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, life philosophy, butterfly effect, memory, child abuse, supernatural ability, alternate reality, memory loss, love, psychology ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 50K
The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, doppelganger, depression, paranoia, suicide, loneliness, dream girl, office, identity crisis, workplace, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 95K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, bloody, suspense ...
Plot: cyborgs, murder, violence, one man army, gunfight, point of view, good versus evil, chase, violent, terrorist, memory loss, psychopath ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 178K
Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: surreal, mind bending, psychological, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, insanity, obsession, genius, conspiracy, cyberpunk, mathematician, rabbi, surveillance, philosophy, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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100%
 6.8
 106K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: confusing, philosophical, surreal, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, parallel universe, inventor, time machine, changing the future, science, time traveler, mathematics, time, greed ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 280K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, mind bending, suspenseful, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, time machine, changing the past or future, mission, parallel universe, sent to the past, mysterious character, destiny, terrorism, special agents ...
Time: year 1975, future, 1940s, year 1981, year 1992 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 162K
Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a ...
Style: thought provoking, absurd, futuristic, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: stupidity, distopia, future dystopia, evolution, satire, dimwit, social decay, time travel, society, hibernation, brainwashing, adventure ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 789K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: time travel, mental illness, parallel universe, insanity, hallucination, imaginary friend, social misfits, surrealism, supernatural ability, time loop, schizophrenia, psychology ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1988
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 613K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, non-linear, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, apocalypse, time loop, paranoia, virus, insanity, alternate reality, psychology, plague, save the world, social misfits ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1990, year 1996, 2030s ...
Place: philadelphia, maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 32K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: bleak, intense, suspenseful, scary, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, zombie, plague, apocalypse, vampire, isolation, distopia, cult, transformation, loneliness, virus ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, year 1975, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, woodstock, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: on the run, father son relationship, chase, supernatural, kidnapping, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, fbi, survival, hostage, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, texas, atlanta georgia, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 24K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, cyborgs, manhunt, future dystopia, androids and robots, dystopic future, on the run, cyberpunk, save the world, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.7
 51K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, futuristic, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, utopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, dystopic future, surveillance, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, prison, alone in the world, fighting the system, prison escape ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Satan Bug (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Satan Bug (1965) is a science fiction film in which a US government germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the germs has been released and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, ...
Style: neo noir, exciting, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biological warfare, virus, laboratory, mad scientist, race against time, disaster, bio weapon, helicopter, blackmail, biohazard, epidemic, terror ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 175K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, dystopic future, martial arts, time travel, crime fighter, lone hero, maverick cop, violence, police ...
Time: future, 2030s, near future, 80s, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 10K
Kafka (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. ...
Style: surreal, cerebral, philosophical, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: writers, conspiracy, paranoia, murder, surrealism, insanity, death, bureaucracy, anarchist, revolutionary, alternate reality, worker ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 33K
The Final Cut (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, intellectual, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: surveillance, cyberpunk, distopia, memory, microchip, death, technology, social satire, afterlife, deception, fictional reality, loneliness ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 106K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspense, twist ending, absurd ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, dystopic future, future dystopia, evil corporation, rebel, transplant, chase, surrealism, black market, virtual reality, hitman ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 516K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, suspense, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, train, changing the past or future, destiny, save the day, alternate reality, bomb, parallel universe, memory, race against time, courage ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%